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Networking, Software, Tech

Now 10 years old, Code for America hopes for government to walk alone

February 18, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As Jennifer Pahlka moves on from her role as Code for America’s chief executive, the nonprofit she founded a decade ago now includes 25,000 fellows and volunteers nationwide. She says she isn’t worried about the organization’s ability to continue improving […]


Federal, Policy

The Student Loan Appeal Process the Government Doesn’t Tell You About

February 17, 2020

Via: The New York Times

In the deluge of complaints about a troubled program that pays off student loans for people who work in public service, one stands out for its frequency: Thousands of people say they were misled by loan servicers working on the […]


Federal, Policy

As Walmart grows in e-commerce, investors look for a plan to stem the losses

February 17, 2020

Via: CNBC

As Walmart’s online sales grow, the retailer has seen another number grow, too: Its e-commerce losses. Analysts are waiting to see whether those losses have peaked or if they’ll continue to rise. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer is spending heavily to […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

US Cyber Command, DHS, and FBI expose new North Korean malware

February 14, 2020

Via: ZDnet

US Cyber Command, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations have exposed today a new North Korean hacking operation. Authorities have published security advisories detailing six new malware families that are currnetly being used by North […]


Federal, Policy

House Foreign Affairs chairman blasts Trump administration for report on Soleimani killing

February 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Friday blasted the Trump administration for claiming in a new report that it had authority to order the controversial killing last month of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in Iraq under Congress’ […]


Networking Security, Security

Privacy Experts Skeptical of Proposed Data Protection Agency

February 13, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A new federal bureaucracy, the Data Protection Agency (DPA), has been proposed to completely revamp how the U.S. government regulates data collection and misuse by big tech companies. However, while privacy experts call the agency a “good first step,” they […]


Federal, Policy

US Department of Justice charges Huawei with conspiracy to steal trade secrets

February 13, 2020

Via: TechSpot

This news comes straight from the horse’s mouth — the DOJ published a press release discussing its decision today. The alleged Huawei subsidiaries impacted by this investigation include Huawei Device Co. Ltd., Huawei Device USA Inc. Futurewei Technologies Inc., and […]


Federal, Policy

US deficit surges 25% in fiscal 2020 and is up $1.1 trillion over the past year

February 12, 2020

Via: CNBC

The sea of red ink is getting deeper and deeper in Washington, with the federal government already racking up a budget deficit that is averaging close to $100 billion a month. Treasury Department data released Wednesday show the shortfall at […]


Editorial

China Criticizes US for “Unfriendly Remarks” About Coronavirus Outbreak

February 12, 2020

Via: Michael Boyd

The Chinese foreign ministry has expressed concern about the US government’s decision to keep out foreign nationals who have recently visited China. As governments and scientists everywhere struggle to stop the new coronavirus outbreak, the US decided to impose new […]


Federal, Policy

FTC to investigate five of the biggest tech firms to understand ‘acquisition activity’

February 11, 2020

Via: TechSpot

On Tuesday, the US Federal Trade Commission opened an antitrust investigation into several tech companies, including Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Google, and the latter’s parent company Alphabet. The probe is looking into the firms’ acquisitions over the past several years. […]